Road trip 2018! - Destination Mtn Biking and ...

 
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Our second annual summer road trip.  Again we found our self in the pacific northwest...way cooler summer temps then at home, and destination mountain bike trail systems.  This year we decided to check out the bike scene around Jackson and the Tetons, followed by Helena, MT.. Next we traveled west to the Bellingham area,  that we had heard so much about.  It did not disappoint, Mt Galbraith was insane, so many trails, all styles of riding including insane man made features, monster berms, gaps, jumps and table tops.  Tiger Mountain just outside of Snoqualmie, WA was one of my favorites!!    On the return stretch back to CO we rode some of Oregon's hot spots, finally finishing with some biking in Park CIty, UT.  Kristin and I by the end of the trip biked over 400 miles of epic top notch singletrack throughout 5 states!  

At the trips midpoint we were spoiled by our friends Dane and Kathyrn at they're beautiful homestead!!  Plum Nelli  

"Plum Nelli is a micro-farmstead offering farm-stays and creative retreats, with an emphasis on pure and simple living. We host an artist residency program one month out of the year and offer pop-up art, wellness and food events. We also host weddings, family reunions, and more..." 

The boys were rock stars on this trip! Living on the road out of the van was a breeze this year...  they are growing up so fast.  Well almost a breeze... Henry the crab from Indian Island did get out of Liam's cage once and hid out who knows where in the van before we finally noticed him one evening by the slider door. Henry made it all the way to Bend, OR where he finally was put to rest by the McKenzie River :) Liam is already counting down the days when he can find the next Henry.  



 
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 Boys Chasing Prairie Dogs - Grand Teton National Park, WY

Boys Chasing Prairie Dogs - Grand Teton National Park, WY

 
 The Sink of the  PoPo Agie River - Sinks Canyon State Park, WY

The Sink of the  PoPo Agie River - Sinks Canyon State Park, WY

 
 Scooter Pro - Wilson, WY

Scooter Pro - Wilson, WY

 
 Vanski Breakfast - Mt Helena Ridge Trailhead - Helena, MT

Vanski Breakfast - Mt Helena Ridge Trailhead - Helena, MT

 
 Sinks Canyon - WY

Sinks Canyon - WY

 
 Shoes are Overrated - Wilson, WY

Shoes are Overrated - Wilson, WY

 
 Old Faithful - Yellowstone National Park, WY

Old Faithful - Yellowstone National Park, WY

 
 Geyser Steam - Yellowstone National Park, WY

Geyser Steam - Yellowstone National Park, WY

 
 T.A Moulton Barn - Moose, WY

T.A Moulton Barn - Moose, WY

 
 Tatonka

Tatonka

This was taken from inside the van upon opening the slider door, as we took both boys out of their car seats the fella walked within a few feet of the door.  Declan: "Is he going to eat me"?, that was our queue to shut the door and slowly pull away

 
 My Babes x 2 - Yellowstone

My Babes x 2 - Yellowstone

 
 Declan, now this guy may eat you

Declan, now this guy may eat you

 
 Mt. Helena Ridge Trail - Helena, MT

Mt. Helena Ridge Trail - Helena, MT

 
 Bison

Bison

 

Interactive Maps of the Trails we Biked:

  • click on trails for further details
Teton Pass on Trailforks.com
 
South Hills on Trailforks.com
 
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 Whatcom Falls - Bellingham, WA

Whatcom Falls - Bellingham, WA

 
 Predator Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

Predator Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

 
 Cannon Hill Park - Spokane, WA

Cannon Hill Park - Spokane, WA

 
 Master Link Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

Master Link Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

 
 Garden Treats - Plum Nelli - Marrowstone, WA

Garden Treats - Plum Nelli - Marrowstone, WA

 
 Evolution Trail - Mt. Galbraith - Bellingham, WA

Evolution Trail - Mt. Galbraith - Bellingham, WA

 
 The Roost - Plum Nelli

The Roost - Plum Nelli

 
 Strider vs Deer - Bellingham, WA

Strider vs Deer - Bellingham, WA

 
 Snoqualmie Falls - Snoqualmie, WA

Snoqualmie Falls - Snoqualmie, WA

 
 Sand Dollars - Indian Island, WA

Sand Dollars - Indian Island, WA

 
 Blueberry Harvest - Vancouver, WA

Blueberry Harvest - Vancouver, WA

 
 Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden - Spokane, WA

Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden - Spokane, WA

 
 Roundup - Dane - Plum Nelli

Roundup - Dane - Plum Nelli

 
 Picking Strawberries - Plum Nelli

Picking Strawberries - Plum Nelli

 
 Hot Bath to Soften the Feathers - Dane

Hot Bath to Soften the Feathers - Dane

 
 Red Rock Crab - Indian Island, WA

Red Rock Crab - Indian Island, WA

 
 De-feathering Spin Cycle - Dane

De-feathering Spin Cycle - Dane

 
 Predator Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

Predator Trail - Tiger Mountain, WA

 
 Frog Song Cabin - Plum Nelli

Frog Song Cabin - Plum Nelli

 
 Zen Master - Manitou Park - Spokane, WA

Zen Master - Manitou Park - Spokane, WA

 
  Hama Hama Oysters   - Lilliwaup, WA

Hama Hama Oysters  - Lilliwaup, WA

 
  Finn River Farm & Cidery  - Chimacum, WA

Finn River Farm & Cidery - Chimacum, WA

 

Interactive Maps and 3D Videos of the Trails we Biked:

  • click play to relive a 3D video of our GPS tracks for some of our favorite rides
  • click trail for further details
Galbraith on Trailforks.com
 
Tiger Mountain on Trailforks.com
 
 
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 McKenzie River Trail -  Williamette National Forrest, OR

McKenzie River Trail -  Williamette National Forrest, OR

 
 Tumalo Falls, OR

Tumalo Falls, OR

 
 Catching Butterflies - North & South Sister Peaks - McKenzie Pass, OR

Catching Butterflies - North & South Sister Peaks - McKenzie Pass, OR

 
 Koosah Falls - McKenzie River, OR

Koosah Falls - McKenzie River, OR

 
 Antlers - Williamette National Forrest, OR

Antlers - Williamette National Forrest, OR

 
 McKenzie River Trail - OR

McKenzie River Trail - OR

 
 Mrazek Trail - Bend, OR

Mrazek Trail - Bend, OR

 
 Hide and Seek Trail - Sandy Ridge, OR

Hide and Seek Trail - Sandy Ridge, OR

 
 Crooked River, OR

Crooked River, OR

 
 Tansformers

Tansformers

 
 Trailhead Games - Waiting for Mom

Trailhead Games - Waiting for Mom

 
 We Found Mom - Sandy Ridge Mtb Trails, OR

We Found Mom - Sandy Ridge Mtb Trails, OR

 
 Narnia Tree Climber - Williamette National Forrest, OR

Narnia Tree Climber - Williamette National Forrest, OR

 

Interactive Maps and 3D Videos of the Trails we Biked:

  • click play to relive a 3D video of our GPS tracks for some of our favorite rides
  • click trail for further details
McKenzie River on Trailforks.com
 
Phil's on Trailforks.com
 
 
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 Desolation Lake - Wasatch Crest Trail, UT

Desolation Lake - Wasatch Crest Trail, UT

 
 Ahhh man!  The Road Trip is Over :(

Ahhh man!  The Road Trip is Over :(

 

Interactive Maps and 3D Videos of the Trails we Biked:

  • click play to relive a 3D video of our GPS tracks for some of our favorite rides
  • click trail for further details
Park City on Trailforks.com
 

Sedona - Double Blacks & Watering Holes

Last week we enjoyed a 10 day trip to Sedona, AZ!!  The bike scene is amazing in Sedona...The trails are very unique with most being designed and or maintained by mountain biking groups.  If you like biking in Moab, we cant suggest Sedona enough!  Its a vegetated Moab, most rides provide a decent amount of shade and cool canyon breezes that flow through the area.  The Oak creek that flows through the town has numerous swimming hole options good to cool off.  The boys loved all the adventure Sedona had to offer as well...  Slide Rock State Park and Red Rock Crossing, both cant miss places if you have kiddos!!  We will be back!!      

 Adobe Jack - Kristin

Adobe Jack - Kristin

 
 Splash Pad - aka shower

Splash Pad - aka shower

 
 Cathedral Rock from the iconic Hiline Trail!!

Cathedral Rock from the iconic Hiline Trail!!

 
 Love this Guy

Love this Guy

 
 Red Rock Country

Red Rock Country

 
 Bacon

Bacon

 
 Where'd that Fish Go

Where'd that Fish Go

 
 Agave - The iconic Hangover Trail

Agave - The iconic Hangover Trail

 
 Hiking with Cute Girls

Hiking with Cute Girls

 
 Lizard Hunting

Lizard Hunting

 
 Midgley Bridge from the Huckaby Trail

Midgley Bridge from the Huckaby Trail

 
 Climbers

Climbers

 
 These guys were hunted all trip

These guys were hunted all trip

 
 Slide Rock Explorers

Slide Rock Explorers

 
 Double Black - Hangover Trail

Double Black - Hangover Trail

 
 Slides

Slides

 
 Warming Up in the Morning Sun

Warming Up in the Morning Sun

 
 Sunset Play Sessions

Sunset Play Sessions

 
 Brotherly Love - "we got this baby"

Brotherly Love - "we got this baby"

 
 Beauty

Beauty

 
 Showertime

Showertime

 
 Our final camp spot - back in CO

Our final camp spot - back in CO

 

Interactive Maps of Our Favorite Trails Ridden:

  • trail ridden is highlighted (approximate...we typically linked up neighboring trails for more FUN!)
  • click trail name right of map for details

The trail system is Sedona is perfect for linking up and creating extensive rides.  Shuttle style rides open up many more great ride options allowing you to link up some of Sedona's best.